Recognizing the Symptoms

Few people are familiar with the condition and symptoms associated with Optic Neuritis.  Initially, you may feel an aching pain behind your eye as it moves.   You may notice colors are not as vivid and/ or your overall sight has diminished.  During this time, you are sure that something is wrong with how well you are seeing.   It can worsen, if you don’t act fast.    It’s important that you do not ignore or self diagnose, but seek medical attention immediately.

Please see a Healthcare Practitioner urgently, if you are experiencing the following:

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What is Optic Neuritis?

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The Optic Nerve is vital in our vision because it carries the images from your eyes to your brain.  Optic Neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve. The main cause of Optic Neuritis hasn’t been determined but some causes are listed below:

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Thank you for your generous donation to the Optic Neuritis Foundation (ONF).   Your donation has just helped someone  to afford seeing clearly again.  Again, thank you and please keep us in mind for future support.

Optic Neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve, the structure that connects the eye to the brain. The optic nerve consists of nerve tracts (axons) that originate in the retina of each eye.

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